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Security Bulletin: AIX is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in Python

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Summary

AIX is affected by multiple vulnerabilities due to Python. Python is used by AIX as part of Ansible node management automation.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22827
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of storeAtts in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216901 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-25236
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper protection against insertion of namesep characters into namespace URIs in xmlparse.c. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219784 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-25235
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper input validation in xmltok_impl.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted content with malformed encoding, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219782 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-25315
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in storeRawNames. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219945 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22824
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of defineAttribute in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216906 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22825
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of lookup in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216905 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22823
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of build_model in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216907 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-46143
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of m_groupSize in doProlog in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216875 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-23990
DESCRIPTION:   Expat (aka libexpat) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in the doProlog function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/218206 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22826
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of nextScaffoldPart in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216904 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-25314
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in the copyString function. By sending an overly-long argument, an attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219946 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-25313
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by stack exhaustion in build_model. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a large nesting depth in the DTD element to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/219947 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-23852
DESCRIPTION:   Expat (aka libexpat) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in the XML_GetBuffer function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/218007 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-45960
DESCRIPTION:   Expat (aka libexpat) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a realloc misbehavior issue in the storeAtts function in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML content, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216473 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22822
DESCRIPTION:   Expat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow of addBinding in xmlparse.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216908 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
AIX7.3

 

The following fileset levels are vulnerable:

 

FilesetLower LevelUpper Level
python3.9.base3.9.0.03.9.11.99

 

Note:
A. Latest level of Python fileset is available from the web download site:
  
To find out whether the affected filesets are installed on your systems, refer to the lslpp command found in the AIX user's guide.
 
Example:  lslpp -L | grep -i python3.9.base
 

Remediation/Fixes

FIXES
 
IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now.
 
A fix is available, and it can be downloaded from:
 
 
To extract the fixes from the tar file:
 
zcat python-3.9.12.0.tar.Z | tar xvf -
 
IMPORTANT: If possible, it is recommended that a mksysb backup of the system be created.  Verify it is both bootable and readable before proceeding.
 
Note that all the previously reported security vulnerability fixes are also included in above mentioned fileset level.
 
To preview the fix installation:
 
installp -apYd . python3.9.base
 
To install the fix package:
 
installp -aXYd . python3.9.base
           
             
openssl dgst -sha256 -verify [pubkey_file] -signature [advisory_file].sig [advisory_file]
openssl dgst -sha256 -verify [pubkey_file] -signature [ifix_file].sig [ifix_file]
 
Published advisory OpenSSL signature file location:
 
 
 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

13 Jul 2022: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 July 2022

UID

ibm16607878